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morning cram [teary-eyed edition]

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fineartamerica.com“As far as scientists can tell, humans seem to be the only species that shed tears for emotional reasons. Scientists who study evolution say crying probably conferred some benefit and did something to advance our species — because it’s stayed with us.”

~NPR hears the theory behind how tears are a signal.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah water main busts forcing parts of Broadway to close today/tomorrow. McCracken County plans to repave 20 miles of roads this fall.  Livingston County’s US-60 bridge over the Cumberland River is back to normal traffic. Hopkinsville Police will pair up with social workers to monitor juveniles (on probation). They’re flying flags over the Labor Day weekend at the Fairview’s Jefferson Davis Memorial. The state plans a 50-location college workshop and will use federal fund$ to upgrade computer access at public libraries. An advocacy group sues the Commonwealth’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services over disabled adult deaths. Rand Paul’s campaign takes in porn money.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville officials want a garbage center moved before they build a new fire station near Outlaw Field.

SPORTS~ (Women’s Soccer) MSU ties Bellarmine and St. Louis;  UTM < Mississippi State but ties Arkansas State; APSU > VMI.

morning cram [big difficult edition]

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“The New Orleans Police Department has long battled a bad reputation. But after Hurricane Katrina, the dept’s flaws unraveled.”

~NPR hears how it’s not so easy to be the NOPD.

KENTUCKY~ A state audit criticizes McCracken’s Clerk policies. McCracken County and Paducah agree on paying for ‘pauper burials’. Paducah School students are eating more cafeteria food this year. MSU beats out most state schools on Forbes’ Top 500 list. Fort Campbell’s hospital is expanding in Clarksville’s. A 10-year-old Oak Grove child gets a felony for arson. UK may be forced to turn over participant’s names of a study on the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (due out this fall). A bill that would stop executing the mentally ill faces many challenges. A newly signed federal act may impact (but remains totally unclear) food stamp programs. Beshear’s top aide resigns.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s Mayor asks his Chief of Staff to resign (then fires him.)

ILLINOIS~ The next (epic) Honeywell and USW sitdown remains unscheduled.